Process Management & Control

Webinar: Getting Engineering Data Right for Digital Twins

Webinar: Getting Engineering Data Right for Digital Twins
  • Date From 7th July 2023
  • Date To 7th July 2023
  • Price Free of charge, open to all
  • Location Online. 12:00 BST. Duration: 1 hour.


This webinar is about the implementation of advanced information management (IM), configuration and change management (CM) in the nuclear Pallas project in the Netherlands.

The Pallas organisation is preparing the replacement of the ageing High Flux [Nuclear] Reactor (HFR), producing medical radio isotopes in the Netherlands. Pallas aims to maintain and ensure the integrity and validity of design basis knowledge and information over time to support asset management including the safe and efficient operation. Pallas has opted for a linked data and graph database technology to realise a Common Data Environment (CDE) to classify, harmonise and integrate all relevant data from the fragmented tool set used over the life cycle, based upon ISO 15926-11 and a Reference Data Library (RDL). This enables better lifecycle use of engineering data for systems such as digital twins and supporting the safety demonstration and asset management systems.


Leo van Ruijven, Principal Systems Engineer, Croonwolter&dros

Leo has more than 30 years' experience in the design, realisation and maintenance of mainly infrastructural works such as storm surge barrier Nieuwe Waterweg, Maaswater transport system from Brabant to the dunes near The Hague, Weir Borgharen, Westerscheldetunnel, Sluiskiltunnel, Coentunnel. He is mainly responsible for the integral design of the mechanical part, energy technology and process automation. From these activities he has been involved for years as a representative from the installation industry in both the development of both Systems Engineering (SE) and Data integration or BIM standards and tools to support SE.

Leo has a PhD in Systems Engineering from Delft University of Technology, a BSc in Electrical Engineering - Energy Engineering from The Hague University of Applied Sciences and an MSc in Integral Design in the Built Environment from High School Utrecht.

Leo was Chairman for 20 years of the NEN standards committee NC 381184 (Automation Systems and integration), the mirror committee for the ISO TC 184 SC 4 (Industrial data). Knowledge carrier of ISO 15926 and editor of ISO 15926-11ed1 and ed2 (Simplified usage of industrial reference data). This standard also provides an ontology or framework for Model Based Systems Engineering. He is active in the Platform IO foundation which is an initiative to put people first and not technology within Systems Engineering and to promote innovative sharing of knowledge and experience between business and education. The Steady State model of professor in t'Veld (TUD) is hereby expanded with the learning mechanism of humans as well as with the information and knowledge handling capacity of people. Leo is active in the Dutch National BIM standards development like CBNL and SE-BIM and was former chairman of the Standardization Platform Smart Industrie Nederland.

The material presented in this webinar has not been peer-reviewed. Any opinions are the presenter's own and do not necessarily represent those of IChemE, the Process Management and Control Special Interest Group, the Computer Aided Process Engineering Special Interest Group or the Nuclear Technology Special Interest Group. The information is given in good faith but without any liability on the part of IChemE.


12:00–13:00 BST.


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